This weekend, the Australian Grand Prix will usher in the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship.
Red Bull has staged an epic comeback for reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the start on the track in Melbourne.
On his first trip back to Australia after returning to Red Bull Racing, Ricciardo took the championship-winning RB7 Formula One car on a road trip over some of Australia’s most challenging terrain.
The road trip began in the heart of the Australian outback, where Ricciardo met enduro riders Toby Price and Daniel Sanders.
At the cattle station, Ricciardo drifted his RB7 F1 car on dirt before diving into dusty terrain.
In a more evocative scene Forza Horizon 3 In the video game, Ricardo takes on stunt pilot Matt Hall on New South Wales’ iconic Sea Cliff Bridge.
This saw the RB7 collide with the hall’s aerobatic plane, resolving the landmark road’s twists and turns.
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To complete the trip, the RB7 turned up at Mount Panorama, Australia’s most famous racecourse, home of the annual Bathurst 1000 race.
Here, Ricciardo goes head-to-head with Australian Supercars champion Sean van Gisbergen. van Gisbergen used the latest Gen3 Red Bull Ampol Chevrolet Camaro to demonstrate the best route around the challenging Mount Panorama track.
Following the Australian expedition, Ricciardo said: “After my first Red Bull road racing trip in San Francisco, I’ve always wanted the chance to race in Australia.”
He added: “Back home, traveling across the Australian outback in an RB7 and sharing the best of Australia with the world; what better way to celebrate my first F1 race at home since returning to the Oracle Red Bull team. “
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